A new weapon against HIV

Researchers have discovered an antibiotic molecule that enables the immune system to kill HIV-infected cells. Now the quest begins to optimize the compound and move closer to a viable therapy.

  1. Asian carp threat intensifies

    The ongoing warming of Lake Michigan increases its susceptibility to these voracious algae-eating carp, in part by reducing the capacity of quagga mussels, which act as an ecological barrier.

  2. I need a (super)hero

    Just as our world devolves into a dystopia worthy of a comic-book series, award-winning author Saladin Ahmed, ’99, sends two minority superheroes to the rescue.

  3. A ‘menacing, alien machine’

    The coronavirus’ spiky ball tells a story, and if people understood it better they might feel more confident about defeating it, says the scientist who founded U-M’s BioArtography Project.

  4. Jim Harbaugh on the road traveled through pandemic

    Michigan’s head football coach spoke to reporters at his first group media session since January’s Citrus Bowl. ‘I share the same opinion as our players,’ he said via Zoom. ‘They want to play.’

  5. Cruel, cruel summer

    The mental health toll of caring for COVID-19 patients will require long-lasting attention, experts predict. And the summer surge is blazing.

  6. The COVID-19 curve has unflattened. Fast. Now what?

    Pandemic historians who showed the power of efforts to ‘flatten the curve’ say it will take all-out effort by individuals, industry, and elected officials to reduce death and suffering until vaccines are available.